The distinctive, contemporary artwork of Janice Napper is easily identified through the rich colour hues and glass like finishes. Drawn to the shiny smooth surfaces of lacquer and perspex Janice paints intuitively, often working from rough drawings while tackling the complex technical challenges involved in working with polymer and resin on a large scale. The fluidity of these captivating works exudes a confidence from the artist of the mediums used coupled with a strong understanding of design and composition reflecting her background in advertising.
She draws her subject matter from everyday life often with the detail stripped away and reflecting the essence of things New Zealand. However an increasingly large portion of her work is now devoted to her love of Abstract. The colour and graduation of hue is also the intial seduction of these works but then the repetitive geometry of the composition with alchemy reactions of the mediums evokes objects of hidden interest for the viewer.
Janice's artwork has gained increased recognition both in New Zealand and Internationally and is keenly sought after for the domestic and corporate environment.